Labor of Love: The Nude Party

Kinda Kinks-y or like maybe if Dylan was in the Troggs? Fun-party-chill-indie-hip-GARAGE ROCK! That's The Nude Party.

Staff Picks: Scott Tooredman

P Basses to rock the house! Scott's picks are all about simplicity and quality.

Staff Picks: Jason Freeman

Master shredder and expert guitar salesman Jason Freeman knows what it takes to get your tone from point A to point B. As a Chicago native, Jason h...

Staff Picks: Dan Bordanaro

"Dan B" is our everything specialist. He's been our lead gear buyer since 2010. He's the guy behind our CME Exclusives and all the great new gear a...

Staff Picks: Andrew Yonke

Now these are some serious picks. Would you expect anything less from the CEO of the worlds greatest guitar store??? With access to the most sought...

Pink Guitars at Chicago Music Exchange

In Chicago, Spring doesn’t come until late May, so we’re revved up and restless and ready to break out of our ice caves and celebrate the coming of...

Staff Picks: Alex Leveque

Resident Pedal-Expert and Pro Audio buyer Alex LeVeque knows a thing or two about stompboxes. Take a peak at his Staff Picks to learn what it takes...

NAMM 2020 with Chicago Music Exchange

For the best in new gear for the new year, look no further than our coverage of winter NAMM 2020, direct from the Anaheim Convention Center in Anah...

Staff Picks: Alex Chadwick

Gretsch Broadkaster & Carstens Black Flag, ohh my!!! CME General Manager, Alex "100 Riffs" Chadwick talks about a few of his favorite things in...

Labor of Love: Aaron Lee Tasjan

In our series LABOR OF LOVE, we're talking about the LABOR OF LOVE that is music and is behind music and musical instrument making. Aaron Lee Tasja...

Staff Picks

Staff Picks is where each of our experts share their FAVORITE GEAR! It's always changing, always updating with the latest and greatest. Enjoy CME S...

Brandon "Taz" Niederauer - CME Session

15 year old, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer is, "Just a kid who enjoys playing music!" The guitar wunderkind and band stopped by Chicago Music Exchange a...